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Enhancing and Restoring Monarch Butterfly Habitat in Texas

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The Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board (TSSWCB) is working in cooperation with 143 Soil and Water Conservation Districts located in Texas to enhance or restore Monarch Butterfly Habitat by planting pollinator friendly plant species on over 1,600 acres on rural lands and by installing Monarch Butterfly gardens in public areas. Funding for this project is provided by the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation and the USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service. Beginning in May of 2016, funding for habitat enhancement/restoration on 1 to 30 acre plots will be available to ranchers, farmers, or private landowners. In addition, funding for butterfly gardens will be made available to entities such as schools, businesses, or municipalities. 


Project Information

TSSWCB Monarch Habitat Project Flyer

Processing Information for Districts

Example Monarch Habitat Conservation Plan

Technical Requirements


Liza Parker

Phone: (254) 773-2250 ext. 247

email: lparker [at] tsswcb [dot] texas [dot] gov

fax: (254) 773-3311

"Protecting and Enhancing Natural Resources since 1939."

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